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France in just one image – What’s yours?

In the various houses in which my parents have lived in my lifetime, one particular picture, alongside another framed favourite, has always been given pole position in their most convivial room. Renoir’s La Balançoire, a humble exhibition print, was purchased as a souvenir back in ’82, on our first family holiday to France. Something about […]

Q&A: Tina James, Headwater MD

Time at Headwater: 26 years. Role: Managing Director. Favourite Headwater holiday: Undiscovered Southern Catalunya Cycling.   1. What are your main responsibilities at Headwater? Essentially, the buck stops with me. I am responsible for the performance of the company, and overall strategy. I make final business decisions, implement the company policy (and any changes to it) as […]

8 things you probably didn’t know about Transylvania

If you type ‘is Transylvania…’ into Google, four of the top five searches will be from people who doubt its entire existence. Well, it’s a very real place, and from the looks of these searches, you could definitely class it as one of Eastern Europe’s many hidden gems. This fairytale region straddles the fairly fluid […]

The best of Austria’s lakeside towns

Images of deep blue lakes and sombre green and white mountains are some of the first pop-ups that come to mind when thinking of Austria; along with the phenomenal cultural achievements of its cities and the general relaxed atmosphere of its many small towns. The best places to unwind in Austria tend to be in, […]

Discovering the Ebro Delta, Spain’s Hidden Gem

When Headwater’s MD, Tina James, set out on a trip to the little-known Ebro Delta in Southern Catalunya, she was more than pleasantly surprised…   I’m a confirmed Francophile, so on the odd occasion that I get to visit other parts of Europe with work, I have mixed expectations. My most recent trip was to […]

Walking the Breathtaking Hautes-Pyrénées

Many hikers are drawn to the stunning Hautes-Pyrénées region of France; with its sweeping valleys, high mountains, dramatic canyons, lakes and waterfalls – it has everything the discerning mountaineer and sightseer can possibly want. A walking holiday through the area will take you through the beautiful Lesponne Valley; past the Pic du Midi, one of […]